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Lot 552 - RW2(s), 1935 CANVASBACK, SBA FRANK BENSON, (deceased), beautiful color, bold sig, slight smudge mark at T. Scarce item, F-VF NH....$2475 Sold for US$ 3,200

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Sam Houston Philatelics Sale - 3080

Online Auction - March 17, 2021

Sam Houston Philatelics next auction will close on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM, Central Time. The sale contains almost 700 lots, with material in all price ranges and something for everyone, collectors and dealers alike, including a large selection of graded items. A few of the highlights include the following:

  • UNITED STATES, There are about (70) U.S. lots, with a few early issues. There is a nice set of Banknotes 1870-71, 145-155 issues, with some nice cancels and bright colors. For the Kansas Overprint collector, you will find a SUPERB 98 NH example of #660, with graded certificate. Do not miss out on the great number of graded stamps in the 1930 to date section! There are many SUPERB 98, as well as XF-Superb 95 issues.

  • COVERS, There are (36) Cover lots; Commercial, Presidential, Flight and Special Delivery covers and First Day covers. There is a nice set of Overrun Countries Complete Set of 909-21 First Day Covers, with VF to XF stamps. An interesting and nice selection of covers.

  • AIRMAIL AND BACK OF BOOK ISSUES, contains (28) lots of Airmails and Back of Book issues, which includes (17) Graded issues. You will find a good example of a C2 Centerline Block of 4, VF-XF OG, and a C18 Bottom Plate Block of 6 in F-VF+ NH condition. Also, some Special Delivery issues, an Official Mail Study lot of about (125) stamps, and a nice Q10 Parcel Post issue; XF 90 VVVLH, with graded certificate.

  • ERRORS, FREAKS & ODDITIES, a good selection of (26) lots of various imperforate, mis-perforations, and color mis-registrations. One example is #1711b horizontal pair, imperforate vertically; F-VF NH.

  • AUTOGRAPHS & MISCELLANEOUS, There are (5) interesting miscellaneous items, including (7) 1940 "AMERICAN VICTORY STAMP" SHEETS OF (40) issued by the American Olympic Committee, signed by prominent figures of the late 1930s. Also, a lot of (11) Bond Specimen Documents, all printed by the "NORTHERN BANK NOTE COMPANY - CHICAGO". In the Autographs section, there is a Lyndon B. Johnson lot, consisting of (2) TLS; one on U.S. Senate letterhead, and the other on Vice President letterhead. Check out the 1193var PROJECT MERCURY, BLOCKS OF 4, ALL SIGNED BY EACH ASTRONAUT! A really great space collector's item!

  • GENERAL FOREIGN & COLLECTIONS, (99) lots with a variety of countries including: Australia, British Antarctic Territory, Canada, Denmark, Germany, and a very nice selection of Great Britain stamps (ex: 2 2p Blue, F-VF, with red maltese cross cancel). Also, a few nice Russian items (ex: 6887-90 2r-85 Naval Submarine Issues, (4) mini-sheets). Take a look at the United States collections and Foreign country lots, as well.

  • DUCK STAMPS AND CONSERVATION STAMPS (Federal, Junior and State) contains about (385) lots, which includes (8) Souvenir Cards and (16) FDC's to start. A particularly unique item is the SOUVENIR CARD NO. 0001 FROM 1989 COLLECTOR'S CLUB OF CHICAGO EXHIBITION, awarded to Bob Dumaine for his exhibit of "Duck Stamp Rarities", signed on reverse. There are (4) Federal collections; (14) Junior Duck stamps, as well as a very nice section of Junior Duck Sheets. Also, a nice selection of (49) Federal Plate Number Singles, (108) Federal Duck singles and plate blocks; (18) Federal Duck Sheets, Mini-sheets and Press Sheet pieces, (23) Duck Errors, and about (65) Federal and State Artist Signed; a selection of (18) State Duck stamps, (6) Governor's Edition lots, and (4) Conservation and Fishing items. The sale ends with a selection of (22) Prints; (6) Federal, and (16) State Duck Prints, with (5) First of State prints (IL, IN, MD, MI,and MS). Quite a selection of prints, from which to choose!
Collectors and dealers are welcome to view the lots Monday-Friday (11:00am-5:00pm) by appointment at Sam Houston Philatelics’ retail location 14780 Memorial Dr., Ste. 110, Houston, TX 77079, on-line at shpauctions.com or StampAuctionNetwork.com. (Please wear a mask when visiting our retail location). Printed catalogs may be obtained from Sam Houston Philatelics, P.O. Box 820087, Houston, TX 77282 or by calling 1-800-231-5926. E-mail requests may be directed to auctions@shpauctions.com.

Prices realized will be posted on both web sites approximately 24 hours after the sale.

Bid with confidence by:

  • Web shpauctions.com or StampAuctionNetwork.com
  • Phone 1-800-231-5926
  • Fax 281-496-1445
  • Mail P.O. Box 820087, Houston, TX 77282

    For a Digital Catalog Version of our Catalog using "Flipbook", click (3080)

    All bidding at StampAuctionNetwork ends on Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

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    Sam Houston Philatelics
    14780 Memorial Dr Ste #110
    HOUSTON, Texas 77079
    Phone: 281 493 6386
    Fax: 281 496 1445

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    Visit our Home Page at Sam Houston Philatelics


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